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Vincent Jackson's challenge with the Buccaneers seems formidable.
After signing a five-year deal worth more than $55 million, the 29-year-old Jackson comes in as Tampa Bay's No. 1 receiver - a role that has not been played with much success.
The Bucs (No. 26 in the AP Pro32) have brought in many veteran receivers to be their top guy - Alvin Harper, Keyshawn Johnson, Joey Galloway and Antonio Bryant among them - and only Galloway had more than one good season.
None of those receivers caught as many as 300 passes for the Bucs, while every other NFL franchise except Chicago and Baltimore has at least one receiver with 500 catches or more.
It would take only 65 catches a year for Jackson to overtake Mark Carrier, the Bucs' all-time leading wide receiver, in five years - not that Jackson seems all that interested.
''I think we'll be very balanced,'' he said. ''We'll take shots. We're a very aggressive offense and I'll be moved all ...
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On the final day of training camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman was present at One Buccaneer Place preparing to call two early regular season games.
After their home opener against the Carolina Panthers, which starts at 4:25 PM, the Bucs will go on the road to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys...
Vincent Jackson was signed to be a No. 1 receiver, something the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have rarely had in nearly four decades in the NFL.
Jackson, who proved a deep threat in seven seasons with the San Diego Chargers, is the only proven veteran on a young receiving corps that will look to him for leadership and touchdowns.
The Bucs plan to line him up in several different spots...
There's a lot of crummy quarterbacks in the NFL. And while Josh Freeman might not be one of them, he's certainly not as good as his teammate, Vincent Jackson, believes. In fact, Jackson's confidence is downright laughable. Jackson, who is entering his first season in Tampa Bay, spoke highly of his new Buccaneers squad on Monday, but it's his comment regarding Freeman...
New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano believes that if a team is the least penalized in the league, the players aren't trying hard enough.
With a new head coach, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look like a team not to be reckoned with. Greg Schiano has jumped on this year after being in college ball for years. After being stuck at 4-12 last year, there needed to be a change. From the sideline talk, Schiano seems to be taking the [...]
Apparently Greg Schiano hasn't seen enough speed or playmaking in the return game during training camp because he is looking for an upgrade.
As first reported by PewterReport.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in signing Olympic sprinter and former Florida Gators RB/WR Jeff Demps. Demps just got back from London where he helped the U.S. win a silver medal in the...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have little to show for the four first- and second-round picks they spent on defensive linemen in the drafts of 2010 and 2011.
It's a high priority of new coach Greg Schiano to get some production from that unit.
The Bucs have continued to rank near the bottom of the league in most defensive categories, especially those reflecting strength in the defensive...
According to Gil Arcia of The Bay Cave, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are close to signing former Florida running back and Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps.
“To confirm on an earlier report from Scott Reynolds of PewterReport.com, a source with knowledge of the two sides confirmed with TheBayCave.com that the signing is imminent and the Bucs are not just interested, but are...
TAMPA, Fla. In a funny way, Dan Orlovsky may boast the perfect resume as the new No. 2 quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Scroll down his list occupational experiences to 2008 and youll notice the distinct historical connection he shares with the Bucs.
Orlovsky was a backup on the woeful Detroit Lions club that became the NFLs first 0-16 team linking him, at least in...
After Vincent Jackson inked a $55 million deal with the Buccaneers this offseason, he instantly became the team’s top receiver, and shiny new toy for quarterback Josh Freeman.
Jackson, formerly of the Chargers, was tasked with transitioning from Philip Rivers, a perennial Pro Bowler, to Freeman, who most would agree is still a work in progress.
V-Jax disagrees — and that’s...